Sligo is a lovely track from a betting point of view. In general you need a nippy type that usually likes to be up near the pace. It’s very rare to see a horse come from the rear to win around here given the sharp nature of the track. I have picked out three horses that should go close at the venue on Wednesday.
The Patrick Martin-trained Crystal Pool arrives here at the top of her game and could be a difficult nut to crack in the opening handicap on the card. She won two of her last four starts and was runner-up in the other pair while she has also been gifted with a favourable draw in stall five so should get a good position by the rail. Dylan Browne McMonagle takes off a very handy 3lb too.
Miss Myers does not have the ideal draw parked out in stall 10 but should get away with it over 1m2f. Sligo is a sharp right-handed track and it usually pays to be with a prominent runner so early positioning will be key. She brings a strong level of form to the table for all she has only won once from 23 Flat starts. Arriving here off the back of three solid efforts in a row over this distance, the form of her Fairyhouse run has worked out well with Takeachancejimmy winning next time out.
Joey Sheridan is one of the best claimers in the country and he will ride Mist Of The Deep for trainer Fozzy Stack. The daughter of Starspangledbanner has not shown a whole lot in three starts to date but was very well backed on debut and she was far from disgraced on soft going on the day. This will be the first time that she will encounter ground with soft in the description since and she is an interesting runner on handicap debut with first-time blinkers on.
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